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  1. Chinese Entertainment

    Edited by Kwok-Bun Chan

    Scholarly studies of Chinese culture, history and society, both within and outside of China, generally pay little attention to leisure, entertainment and amusement, though it has long been known that this aspect of life gives a deep understanding of the psyche and soul, and the hopes and fears, of...

    Published December 5th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Gender and Work in Urban China

    Women Workers of the Unlucky Generation

    By Jieyu Liu

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Although it is generally believed in China that socialism raised women’s status and paid work liberated them from the shackles of patriarchy, the economic reforms of the last two decades of the twentieth century meant women workers were more vulnerable to losing their jobs than men. Unlike...

    Published October 12th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Chinese Kinship

    Contemporary Anthropological Perspectives

    Edited by Susanne Brandtstädter, Gonçalo D Santos

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    The essays in this volume present contemporary anthropological perspectives on Chinese kinship, its historical complexity and its modern metamorphoses. The collection draws particular attention to the reverberations of larger socio-cultural and politico-economic processes in the formation of...

    Published October 12th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Understanding Chinese Society

    Edited by Xiaowei Zang

    As China gains power – economically, politically, and militarily – and interaction between the Chinese and people outside China increases, it becomes more and more important that we understand the social factors that influence the daily lives of China's population. This new...

    Published October 10th 2011 by Routledge

  5. The Evolution of Chinese Medicine

    Song Dynasty, 960–1200

    By Asaf Goldschmidt

    Series: Needham Research Institute Series

    The history of Chinese medicine hinges on three major turning points: the formation of canonical theory in the Han dynasty; the transformation of medicine via the integration of earlier medical theories and practices in the Song dynasty; and the impact of Western medicine from the nineteenth...

    Published July 7th 2011 by Routledge

  6. The Third Chinese Revolutionary Civil War, 1945–49

    An Analysis of Communist Strategy and Leadership

    By Christopher R. Lew

    Series: Asian States and Empires

    This book examines the Third Chinese Revolutionary Civil War of 1945–1949, which resulted in the victory of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) over Chiang Kaishek and the Guomindang (GMD) and the founding of The People’s Republic of China in 1949. It provides a military and strategic history of...

    Published May 17th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Taiwan in Japan’s Empire-Building

    An Institutional Approach to Colonial Engineering

    By Hui-yu Caroline Tsai

    Series: Academia Sinica on East Asia

    This book explores the institutions through which Taiwan was governed under Japanese colonial rule, illuminating how the administration was engineered and how Taiwan was placed in Japan’s larger empire building. The author argues that rather than envisaging the ruling of the society and then going...

    Published May 10th 2011 by Routledge

  8. China's Southern Tang Dynasty, 937-976

    By Johannes L. Kurz

    Series: Asian States and Empires

    The Southern Tang was one of China’s minor dynasties and one of the great states in China in the tenth century. Although often regarded as one of several states preceding the much better known Song dynasty (960-1279), the Southern Tang dynasty was in fact the key state in this period, preserving...

    Published March 24th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Chinese Migrants and Internationalism

    Forgotten Histories, 1917–1945

    By Gregor Benton

    Series: Chinese Worlds

    The transnational and diasporic dimensions of early Chinese migrant politics opened in the late nineteenth century when Chinese radical groups bent on overthrowing the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) vied with one another to win Chinese overseas to their modernizing projects, and immigrants who had...

    Published March 24th 2011 by Routledge

  10. The Cultural Practices of Modern Chinese Buddhism

    Attuning the Dharma

    By Francesca Tarocco

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Buddhism in China during the late Qing and Republican period remained a powerful cultural and religious force. Francesca Tarocco is a rising star in this field and offers an innovative high-quality piece of work that presents a new perspective on the influence of Buddhism on Chinese culture....

    Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge